International Dhaulagiri Expedition spring 2017

Literally, the meaning of ‘Dhaulagiri’ is ‘White Mountain’. Mount Dhaulagiri, situated at an altitude of 8167m was first conquered by the Swiss in 1960. British surveyors in India in the early 1800s sighted this mountain and it was mapped by one of the secret Indian surveyors, the pundits, in 1873. However, the region remained mysterious until a Swiss aerial survey in 1949. It was attempted by a Swiss party in 1953 but could not complete. Again, Argentine group also tried one year later but could not succeed followed by four more failed expedition.

Finally, eight members of a Swiss expedition successfully reached the summit in 1960 via a circuitous route around the mountain from Tukuche, over Dhampus pass As French Col, approaching from the North-East Col. That expedition was provided by a Swiss Pilatus Porter aircraft, the "Yeti" which landed on the North-East Col at an altitude of 5977m. Unfortunately, the plane crashed near Dhampus pass and the pilots, including the famous Emil Wick, climb down the mountain to Tukuche while returning back.

Seven members of a US expedition were killed in a massif avalanche on the East Dhaulagiri Glacier in 1969. This mountain was climbed by the Japanese in 1970s, the Americans in 1973 and the Italians in 1976. The one who airdropped necessary supplies to the US expedition from a Pilatus Porter aircrafts was Captain Emil Wick. Among which were two bottles of wine and a live chicken that they finally eat only after they reach Marpha as the Sherpas did not allow the chicken to be killed on the mountain.

Itinerary

Dhaulagiri Expedition04 April 2017 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
05 April 2017 Day 02: Prepare expedition in Kathmandu- hotel
06 April 2017 Day 03: Expedition briefing - department tourism
07 April 2017 Day 04: Drive Kathmandu - Beni, Darbang-camp
08 April 2017 Day 05: Trek to Darbang - Baskot village – camp
09 April 2017 Day 06: Trek from Baskot village to Bagar -camp
10 April 2017 Day 07: Trek from Bagar to Dovan and put camp
11 April 2017 Day 08: Dovan-Pina (forest camp)Sallagari camp
12 April 2017 Day 09: Pina (forest) to Italian base camp camp
13 April 2017 Day 10: Italian BC- Dhaulagiri B.C.4740m camp
14 April- 12 May 2017 Day 11-39: Climbing Dhaulagiri 8167m.
13 May 2017 Day 40: Prepare base camp return to Kathmandu
14 May 2017 Day 41: Dhaulagiri base camp -Yakkhark - camp
15 May 2017 Day 42: Trek Yakkhark- Marpha – Jomsom- hotel
16 May 2017 Day 43: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara & Kathmandu
17 May 2017 Day 44: Free day Kathmandu-relax-shpping-hotel
18 May 2017 Day 45: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure

Cost (group joining basis minimum 6 person)

Per person USD 7500
Climbing Sherpa guide, per guide USD 3000

Personal Bio Data Permit Application Form Expedition Registration/Booking Form

Cost Includes

  • Dhaulagiri Expedition4 Nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Climbing permit for mountain Dhaulagiri 8167m.   spring
  • Food for trekking and expedition period in Dhaulagiri BC
  • Expedition staff: 1 base camp guide 1 cook - 1cook helper
  • Beni – Darbang  to Dhaulagiri B C & base camp-Jomsom
  • Fly Jomsom to Pokhara - Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance-liaison officer-staff
  • Life, medical & rescue insurance by helicopter Nepali staff  
  • 1 tent for 1 person for BC in  north face  / similar company
  • Mattress , dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table and chair
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (airport -hotel -airport)
  • 1 member 30kg persons climbing equipment-climbing food
  • Satellite phone (pay calls) Annapurna conservation permit
  • Solar panel for batteries charging &  lighting in base  camp
  • Well come dinner with Nepali dance & song in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for climbing  
  • Personal and  medical Insurance
  • Climbing food, gas, stove  fuel  
  • Lunch, dinner in KTM & Pokhara
  • Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Walkie talkie and satellite  permit
  • Poisk Oxygen and mask regulator  
  • Personal expenses, Bar, beverage bill
  • Garbage deposit USD 3000.00 (sharing of the total person) and deposit
    fee will be not refunded if the climber don't take back their garbage.

Contact Details

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P.O.Box: 4483, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: + 977 1 4700348
Fax: + 977 1 4700556
Email: nepalexpedition1993@gmail.com

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